Having total Beetlejuice vibes with this black striped dress today. I love a little black dress + what I love even more is a striped little black dress. I am currently in total holiday mode, BUT…before I begin sharing all my festive holiday season outfits, I have to share some more fall favorites like this chic dress from Skies Are Blue. What I love about this dress is that it is perfect for work or play + with a flattering fit, it’s great for date night too!
This is my twist on a little black dress because it is the little striped dress hehe 😛 You like what I did there? 😉
This dress is from Skies Are Blue, but I linked to some additional styles that are similar below – exciting news, this dress is actually big on me now since I have been loosing weight thanks to Jenny Craig!
I paired this dress with white boots (my fav trend this fall) + my trustee Chanel bag…you can never go wrong with a little Chanel.
I feel like white boots are just perfect for fall – they elevate your style + I find a bunch of affordable options above.
I hope ya’ll had a great holiday weekend! Funny story, I woke up Monday not realizing it was Columbus Day + I started emailing away to clients who were all closed for the holiday…oops 😛 I guess I am just always in work mode hehe. Anyways, over the weekend my boo + I headed across the street (no joke, right across the street haha) to our local pumpkin patch (safe to say we will be there every weekend from now to Halloween haha). We stocked up on pumpkins to carve into fun jack-o-lanterns (check out my instastories to see some of the things we created – MISSYONMADISON) + tonight I made pumpkin pie! Safe to say I am in a Halloween state-of-mind!
When I got this rainbow striped sweater from Shop The Mint, I instantly fell in love. It is the perfect fit, is super cozy + is perfect for a gal like me who loves ‘pops of color‘. Nothing makes me embrace fall quite like a cozy sweater to really get ya into #sweaterweather.
I paired this cozy sweater with my favorite skinny jeans from Old Navy. Even with my weight fluctuating from dieting, the Old Navy Rockstar jeans are still my absolute favorite for comfort, quality + style!
Fall is all about the booty…well booties that is hehe :p I love ankle boots for fall. They are comfy, stylish + are great to style with jeans, skirts, dresses etc. ICYMI – I rounded up all of my favorite boots HERE.
These taupe ankle booties are from Shop The Mint + retail for under $45, now that is a steal! I wore these boots all day long + they were like walking on a cloud, making me beyond excited to rock them all season long.
I hope ya’ll are having a fun weekend so far! I kicked mine off yesterday with the Beachwaver team in Huntington Beach for the US Open of Surfing + it was a BLAST! First off I LOVE the Beachwaver, so to meet the team was amazing + then it was my first time to Huntington Beach, let alone to a surfing competition, safe to say it was a pretty fun Fri-yay! The rest of my weekend is going to be spent shooting content – life of a blogger haha :p But to kick off the weekend I wanted to share one of my favorite summer looks as of late, this Palm Print Dress from Kas New York!
I LIVE for a brightly colored dress with a fun print + this Kas New York dress fits the bill perfectly! I love the palm leaf print + tropical vibe, it’s the ultimate summer dress. While I dressed it up here with heels, I wear it all the time with sandals…whether it’s to the beach or brunch, this dress is perfect to where anytime, anywhere!
My go to shoes for summer have been these white ankle strap heels. They are classy, sassy + match with everything…plus these ones are pretty comfortable.
The Cult Gaia Ark Bag has been a hot trend for a second year in a row now so I had to get one. Honestly this bag has so much room + adds a vacation feel to any look.
Finally, a Monday I am excited about! I don’t know about you, but a three day work week sounds beyond thrilling if you ask me hehe :p I spent the weekend putting together some amazing gift guides for ya’ll – ICYMI check them out HERE + I began putting together some great looks for the holiday season! One look I shared last week is perfect for Thanksgiving with friends or family + today’s look is another great option for Thanksgiving wear as well.
I will be staying in LA for Turkey Day this year…which gives me extra time to take advantage of some great Black Friday + Cyber Monday steals + deals (which are starting even earlier this year, leaving more time to shop)! I will put together a full guide by Thursday so you can shop after your yummy feast (oh how I love turkey + stuffing).
One Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale I am excited to shop is Old Navy’s! While I am not sure of what their promo will be yet – it is always a good one year after year. Old Navy has been one of my favorite go-to stores for head to toe style at an affordable price point for years now. Whether it is their chic outerwear, on trend shoes or cozy knits + sweaters, Old Navy always has what I am looking for…including what to wear for the holiday season or how they like to call it, HoliYAYs!
One of my current favorites of the season is this fall fresh look I put together thanks to great styles at Old Navy.
I have always been ‘mad for plaid‘ so when I spotted this plaid button down top in a soft washed fabric I knew I needed it! What I love about this blouse is that you can wear it various ways. Since I decided to pair it with this suede button up skirt, I felt tying it in the front would add a little ‘somethin somethin‘ to the look 😉
I also styled it loose with a pair of jeans + heeled booties (stay tuned for that look). This skirt is something I typically wouldn’t have went for but I decided to give it a shot + I am so glad I did! It comes in maroon, navy + a camel hue – all great options for fall occasions + get-togethers.
Velvet is all the rage this season! From dresses, to bags, to blouses + even shoes…this material is my favorite since it is festive for the holidays + is so chic to style.
I’ve always felt that Old Navy had the best selection of ‘on trend’ shoes for an affordable price, and these velvet ankle strap sandals are no exception. These babies are under $35 + come in maroon, black + leopardprint. Style them with jeans, skirts, dresses + more…the best part? They are comfortable!!
Since I always like to throw in a designer bag with my look to mix + match high and low, I paired this look with my Chanel.
Happy Weekend Loves ♥ One of my missions when arriving in London was to do a photoshoot with the classic red phone booths by Big Ben. The iconic London sites became my playground for the day as I went in tow with all of my outfits from place to place to capture the perfect outfit shots! In case you ever wondered the amount of work that goes into blogging, here is a little glimpse. Before heading to London I pre-planned every location I wanted to shoot at AND the outfit I wanted to wear at said location (although on social media it looks effortless, I will be the first to tell ya…there is plenty of effort involved haha :p). Since I am one who loves pops of color, red on red made perfect sense in my book 😉
This red coat was my immediate go-to throughout my London trip. I don’t know why, but I felt this red coat was just so London haha
Since I wanted all the red pieces to make a statement (and match the phone booth) I paired the coat with this black + white polka dot dress. It was a clearance find at Old Navy + it is perfect for work or play! It fits great + is flattering on all body types.
This little teddy bear was a surprise Mike packed in my outfit bag before I went out to shoot (talk about #relationshipgoals – yes I am such a mush haha). We got the teddy at the Tower Of London tour where we checked out the Queen’s Jewels + medieval castles which brought me back to my AP European History days in high school 😉
You can never go wrong with a red bag + shoes, they stand out + dress up any look – even for those that are on the more simple side when it comes to color.
I may have just gotten home a week ago, but I am already itching to go back – this city has become one of my favorites + I truly loved it. Luckily, I am heading back in December to spend Christmas + New Year’s in London with my boo ♥